Archive for June, 2002

Benicio Del Toro

Sunday, June 30th, 2002

Actor Benicio Del Toro is interviewed about his career.

Hangers

Tuesday, June 25th, 2002


Come in for a smooth landing as we explore the history of hangers–stark, massive structures that house and protect flight vehicles. We visit the first hanger, built on a German lake; Boeing’s Delta 4 rocket hangar; Hanger Number One in Lakehurst, New Jersey, that housed all US airships built in the 1920s and ’30s; and the Space Shuttle’s hanger–as big as four skyscrapers! Back in Germany, Cargolifter’s mammoth hangar, large enough to enclose the Superdome, signals the rebirth of an industry.

Models

Thursday, June 20th, 2002


Modern Marvels looks at models

Camouflage

Tuesday, June 18th, 2002


From ancient hunters’ camouflage to computer-generated digital pattern uniforms, we uncover the past, present, and future of deception through disguise. During an ambush exercise by US Marines, we learn that camouflage came from natural coloration and patterns of flora and fauna. The art of military camouflage took off in WWI with the use of the airplane, when the French learnt to hide from “eyes in the sky”. It’s a world of shadows and smoke, where even cities disappear through disguise

Hunting Gear

Wednesday, June 12th, 2002


They are lethal tools that ensured our survival, altered our evolution, and maintained our dominion over other animals. Though hunting technology is the backbone of a multi-billion-dollar sports industry, current cutting-edge gear is a far cry from prehistoric man’s rudimentary tools. From the crude knife to 24-hour digital cameras that monitor animal movement and earmuffs with microphones to amplify outside noise while blocking gunshot sound, we examine the development of hunting weapons and gear.

The Tackle Box

Tuesday, June 11th, 2002


With visits to high-stakes fishing tournaments and local tackle shops, MODERN MARVELS explores the wonderful world of rods, reels and optimism that is the fisherman’s stock and trade. Visit the facilities that turn out carbon-fiber rods and the plugs, flies, leaders, floats and other accessories that anglers swear by. See how the humble bamboo pole and braided horsehair line gave way to successive generations of modern technology, and cast with some of today’s top fishermen as they look to lure trout from mountain streams and marlins from the deep ocean.

Gene Simmons, Downtown Julie Brown, Alien Ant Farm

Thursday, June 6th, 2002
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Gene Simmons
Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Gene Simmons, Downtown Julie Brown, and Alien Ant Farm.

Fieldy, Beverley Mitchell, Naughty By Nature

Wednesday, June 5th, 2002
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Beverley Mitchell
Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Fieldy, Beverley Mitchell, and Naughty By Nature.

Mark Hoppus, Jamie Kennedy, Cee-Lo

Wednesday, June 5th, 2002

Jamie Kennedy

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Mark Hoppus, Jamie Kennedy, and Cee-Lo.

Samuel L. Jackson

Sunday, June 2nd, 2002

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is interviewed about his career.